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Category Archives: The NH State Park Experience

Fall in Franconia Notch

Fall in Franconia Notch

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Back in May, before I had moved to Franconia Notch State Park to be an Interpretive Ranger with Monica Casey (my fellow interpreter), the two of us rented a movie from the local library about the park. We were excited … Continue reading

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Ponding Adventures

Ponding Adventures

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Earlier this spring, all of your Discover the Power of Parks interpreters were introduced (or re-introduced) to an activity that would become the ‘bread-and-butter’ program of some of our summers. We were handed nets that smelled vaguely of pond water, … Continue reading

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Hike Safe This Autumn

Hike Safe This Autumn

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Autumn is upon us! As we head into my favorite season, it is important to remember that wherever you are headed, you should be thinking about your safety. Working at Monadnock State Park, we see hundreds of people set out … Continue reading

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Here's to another 20 Years!

Here’s to another 20 Years!

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Every year is a great year to be an AmeriCorps member. However in 2014 we all get to celebrate a special occassion together as a nation. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ongoing service through AmeriCorps. Through AmeriCorps, thousands … Continue reading

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Tucked Away in Pawtuckaway

Tucked Away in Pawtuckaway

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While to the modern eye Pawtuckaway may be primarily a mecca of outdoor recreation, the land has seen many users, many eras, and many natural phenomena that have shaped it into such. The park has a long history, from prehuman … Continue reading

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Four Favorite NH Bike Rides

Four Favorite NH Bike Rides

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There are lots of great places to go biking in New Hampshire, in and out of the State Parks. Here are just a few of my favorites! The Northern Rail Trail near Lebanon, NH is a 48 mile long trail … Continue reading

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Into the Night & Out of Sight

Into the Night & Out of Sight

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Today marks a triumph! Exactly 3 months ago, I arrived at White Lake State Park eager to explore the environment and meet visitors. Since then, I have familiarized myself with the trails around the lake, and shared my programming with … Continue reading

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Tent Camping Basics

Tent Camping Basics

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Tent camping is a great way to spend time outside with friends and family. New Hampshire’s State Parks have a lot of awesome campgrounds, so camping is really one of the best ways to explore the parks as well. Tent … Continue reading

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Explorations in the Rain

Explorations in the Rain

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I love to wake up on a beautiful, clear day in Franconia Notch State Park, see the mountains, and have the pleasure of feeling warm and dry throughout the day. However, I cannot help to feel some delight when the … Continue reading

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Primitive Fire

Primitive Fire

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Unfortunately, this time around, I do not have an epic story about my adventures in the Great North Woods. I know, I know. We all loved to hear about what crazy expedition I have gone on next. But today, I … Continue reading

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